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Gragas - Too big to fail

Last updated on February 9, 2012
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Ability Sequence

1
3
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
2
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
4
8
10
12
13
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





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The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunder
4/
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 9


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Introduction

In this guide I will be sharing my ideas on how to build/play Gragas in mid/top lane as AP. I love Gragas because he has many pros and very few cons (which I will talk about later).


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Pros / Cons

Pros:
Range of abilities is huge, one of the best in-game
Tanky thanks to reduced damage from W
Extremely mobile thanks to E
Looks like a beast
Good sustain

Cons:
Melee so farming early on is a bit tricky vs ranged
Ult can be tricky to land perfectly
Mana consumption can be a bit high early on

That's all i can think of ATM, please put suggestions in comments :)


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Runes

I use full AP/magic pen runes as Gragas, i do this because i feel that magic resist/armor is not needed as much on Gragas due to his W damage reduction and ability to dodge skill shots with E if needed, of course runes are mostly preference so you can change them for mana regen or armor/magic resist if you really want.


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Masteries

I take standard AP masteries as Gragas. Again masteries are preference just like runes, but this is how I set them up. 21/0/9


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Items

I feel that starting with 3 dorans rings on Gragas is an effective way of getting rid of the early mana problems and while also adding cheap HP and AP. After this i build into a revolver for a small amount of Spell vamp then go into a deathcap for massive damage. Once i have my deathcap i just build what ever the situation calls for, like if the enemy is building alot of magic resist then i rush my void staff. Or if my team has more AP champs then i build a WoTa. From here you can pretty much use your own judgement. I always get a defensive item last so that I can stay in fights longer


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Skill Sequence

I always prioritize leveling my Q over everything other than my ult. I do this because Q is the best harass and the best minion farmer with the most range and AoE damage. Some people like to level Gragas' W over his E but I believe that leveling E offers a lower CD on escapes and more damage added to your burst. Although leveling W can stop champions like Leblanc from bursting you down from 100%. Over all i think that 1 point in W at level 2 is enough to keep mana sustained and also 10% reduced damage is more than enough to survive.